The Seminar

Many companies understand that innovation plays a crucial role in their growth -- even their very survival.  Yet when it comes to implementing an innovation strategy, it is far easier said than done.  Throwing money into R&D and talent does not guarantee success or even recouping your investment.  Yet many start-ups appear to have endless innovation as passionate entrepreneurs develop new business models and technologies that threaten to disrupt traditional ways of doing business.  However, as up to 90% of all startups fail, innovation and passion are not always enough to guarantee success.

 

Successful business leaders weave their experience with start-ups’ innovation and passion to nurture new ventures and steer them away from potential pitfalls. Two entrepreneurial veterans, Dr. Toa Charm and Mr. Patrick Lee, who have decades of experience in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, will share their hard-earned experience during this fireside chat on:

  1. Why corporate innovation is so challenging?
  2. What best practices can companies adopt to increase their chances of success when it comes to corporate innovation?
  3. What can corporate leaders learn from tech start-ups and vice versa?

Fireside Chat Speakers

Prof Toa CHARM
Associate Professor of Practice in Management, CUHK Business School
Director of Business Development, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK
Former Senior Executive: Cyberport, HSBC, IBM & Oracle

Mr Patrick LEE
Vice Chairman, Industry & Technology Committee, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Former Senior Executive: Inchcape, Intertek

Date & Time : 26 April 2021 (Mon), 3 - 4:30pm
Venue : Live virtual (Zoom)
Language : English
Fee: Free Registration

 


Online Seminar cum Kickoff Session of
Energizing the Hong Kong Economy with Innovation in the Digital Age through the Establishment of a Corporate Innovation Index

Guest of Honour

Dr David CHUNG Wai-keung, JP
Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR Government

Speakers

Prof Waiman CHEUNG
Associate Dean (Graduate Studies), CUHK Business School
Co-Executive Director, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK

Prof Michael ZHANG
Associate Dean (Innovation and Impact), CUHK Business School
Co-Executive Director, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK

Prof Toa CHARM
Associate Professor of Practice in Management, CUHK Business School
Director of Business Development, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK

Mr Patrick LEE
Vice Chairman, Industry & Technology Committee, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Date & Time : 26 April 2021 (Mon), 3 - 4:30pm
Venue : Live virtual (Zoom)
Language : English
Fee: Free Registration

Rundown

14:30 Registration
15:00
Welcome Remarks

Representative of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
15:03
Opening Remarks

Prof. Lin ZHOU (Dean, CUHK Business School)
15:07
Address by the Guest of Honour

Dr. CHUNG Wai Keung, David, JP (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government)
15:22
Kick-off & Photo Session
15:25
Introduction of Energizing the Hong Kong Economy with Innovation in the Digital Age through the Establishment of a Corporate Innovation Index

Prof. Waiman CHEUNG (Co-Executive Director, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK Business School)
15:35
Corporate Innovation Landscape

Prof. Michael ZHANG (Co-Executive Director, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK Business School)
15:50
Fireside Chat on "Opportunities and Challenges for Corporate Innovation"

Prof. Toa CHARM (Director of Business Development, The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK Business School) &
Mr. Patrick LEE (Vice Chairman, Industry & Technology Committee, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce)
16:30
Closing

 

 

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Energizing the Hong Kong Economy with Innovation in the Digital Age through Corporate Innovation Index

The Corporate Innovation Index (CII)

An innovation management and assessment tool to promote corporates' innovation culture and to enhance corporate innovation capabilities and achievements in both large and small corporates in Hong Kong.

Learn more about CII

This Project is supported by the General Support Programme (GSP) under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF).

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission or the General Support Programme Vetting Committee of the Innovation and Technology Fund.